JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7449 times:
Does anyone have any info on the seating available on TAM's MD-11's operating MXP-GRU-MXP ? I have to travel to SAO next week, and am booked on JJ, so would appreciate any info on pitch/recline/etc, also IFE, in seat power etc ? There's nothing on Seatguru or Seatexpert, and TAM's website seems to deny the existence of M11's altogether.
SAOAP From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 170 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7390 times:
Well, I haven't found anything on TAM's website either. Nevertheless, all three JJ MD-11 are ex VARIG planes, hence they still carry the same seating (actually the plane is basically still the same but with a fresh coat of paint and TAM titles) and I do believe the IFE is still the same (unless they have a mobile dvd which VARIG also used to offer in Business Class). Here is a shot from the interior:
I already flew on that one, alas, as VARIG's PP-VQK. The business class seat was quite comfortable even though not quite what the competition is offering nowadays. The IFE was poor (if not non-existent) though. Can't remember how much the seats recline (probably something along the lines of 150° or so). The pitch was also quite good. If you like window seats, the MD-11 will be a dream come true as the windows are huge. Look for VARIG MD-11 (GE powered, not the ex SR/LX planes) reviews on seatguru and seatexpert. You might find something there.
Hope this helps.
"When it's dark enough, you can see the stars" - Charles A. Beard
Jog From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 273 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7236 times:
The seat layout remained the same as with Varig. In the past I found a seat map on their website but it seems to be gone. Basically there is one row of 6 First class seats. The business cabin is split up in two parts with 6 seats in each row (not sure how many rows). The economy class layout is 3-4-2. There is no personal IFE entertainment or in-seat power available. There are monitors in the aisles but I am not sure if they are used for showing some movies or not. In Business and First you however get your personal player as you can see from my trip report linked by Mario above.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7016 times:
Thanks everyone for your info - great trip report too, btw. But I've decided to go with AF via CDG instead, the thought of another transit through that hellhole MXP was too much ! It says a lot about an airport if a transfer through CDG is actually preferable !
Comeflywithme From Argentina, joined Sep 2006, 265 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6970 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9): Thanks everyone for your info - great trip report too, btw. But I've decided to go with AF via CDG instead, the thought of another transit through that hellhole MXP was too much ! It says a lot about an airport if a transfer through CDG is actually preferable !
Still, maybe next time on JJ, I hope.
A wise choice IMHO.
TAM business class hard product on their A330 is far better than the MD11 but AF wins hands down on overall service.